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Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk

Published on Friday, 14 September 2012 19:35

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Cut Fruit Express, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Products Containing Cantaloupe Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact
Consumer:
651-438-8834

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 13, 2012 - Cut Fruit Express, Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling, out of an abundance of caution, packaged fruit products containing cantaloupes, distributed through September 5th, 2012, with Use-by Dates as listed below, since they contain cantaloupe which have been recalled by supplier DFI Marketing Inc., due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported specific to the Cut Fruit Express Products that are the subject of this voluntary, precautionary recall. 

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The voluntary recall extends only to the products with the Use-by Dates listed below and sold in the following states: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

No other Cut Fruit Express products, other than those listed below, are included in the recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected product are advised not to eat any of the affected product, immediately dispose of the product or return the product to the place of purchase for credit. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 651-438-8834.

Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Cut Fruit Express, Inc. has earned an outstanding safety record and has taken immediate precautionary measures to protect public health by issuing this voluntary recall. Cut Fruit Express service representatives have already contacted all customers impacted and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce.

Brand

Product

Pack Size

UPC

Use-by Date

Food Service

Cantaloupe Chunk 1x1

3#

N/A

9/13/12

Food Service

Cantaloupe Chunk

2/5#

N/A

9/14/12

Food Service

Cantaloupe Chunk

25#

N/A

9/14/12

Food Service

Cantaloupe Chunk

4/5#

N/A

9/13/12 and 9/14/12

Food Service

Cantaloupe Chunk

5#

N/A

9/13/12 and 9/14/12

Food Service

Cantaloupe Halves Peeled

10#

N/A

9/13/12 and 9/14/12

Food Service

Fruit Mix, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape

5#

N/A

9/13/12

Food Service

Fruit Salad Deluxe

25#

N/A

9/14/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Chunk

12oz

038232375672

9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Chunk

5#

038232333269

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Chunk

16oz

038232375757

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Diced

3oz

N/A

9/11/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Fruit Cup

5.5oz

038232319317

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Cantaloupe Slices

Each

038232268684

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Fruit Tray with Dip

2.5#

038232334785

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Fruit Tray with Dip

3#

038232382793

9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Fruit Tray with Dip

2#

038232382878

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Medley Fruit Cup

5.5oz

038232319072

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Melon Medley – Cantaloupe, Honeydew Cup

5.5oz

038232469814

9/11/12

H. Brooks & Company

Melon Medley – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon

16oz

038232374613

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grape

12oz

038232376471

9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grape

16oz

038232376556

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape

16oz

038232311656

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape

12oz

038232376631

9/12/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape

8oz

038232343824

9/11/12

H. Brooks & Company

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Watermelon Spears

15oz

038232335317

9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Cantaloupe Chunk

16oz

038232375757

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Cantaloupe Fruit Cup

5.5oz

038232319317

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Cantaloupe Slices

Each

038232268684

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Fruit Bowl – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape, Strawberry

3#

038232322997

9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Medley Fruit Cup

5.5oz

038232319072

9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Melon Medley – Cantaloupe, Honeydew Cup

5.5oz

038232469814

9/11/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Melon Medley – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon

16oz

038232374613

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Melon Slices Mix with Grapes

1pk

038232307871

9/12/12

Festival Foods– Best Of The Season

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grape

16oz

038232376556

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Kwik Trip – Kitchen Cravings

Fruit Bowl

16oz

039779552656

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Kwik Trip – Kitchen Cravings

Fruit Cup – Cantaloupe

5.5oz

039779552595

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Kwik Trip – Kitchen Cravings

Mixed Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Red Grapes & Pineapple

5.5oz

039779552625

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Holiday Pantry

Cantaloupe Chunks

5.5oz

038232315616

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Holiday Pantry

Fruit Medley Mix Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grape

5.5oz

038232315951

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

Supermom’s/Super America – Goodies – to go!

Fruit Cup Mix – Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grape

5.50z

763913902501

9/11/12 and 9/12/12

 

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